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Low level laser therapy in acute dehiscence saphenectomy: therapeutic proposal

Pinto NC, Pereira MH, Stolf NA, Chavantes MC.
Service of Laser Medical Center, Heart Institute – InCor/HC – Faculty of Medicine of the Universitof São Paulo
Rev Bras Cir Cardiovasc. 2009 Mar;24(1):88-91.

Universitof São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil.
Dehiscence is a feared complication after major surgeries.

Patient who had undergone coronary artery bypass grafting developed saphenectomy’s dehiscence on lower limb with edema and pain on the 15th postoperative day. Conventional treatment had been initially performed without clinical improvement.

On the 30th postoperative day only Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) was applied punctually around surgical wounds edge.

The results revealed granulated tissue, reduction of inflammatory process and analgesic effect since the first application. In this pilot study, LLLT has shown a considerable role as a wound healing agent, through a new proposal for efficient, safe and noninvasive therapy.